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Catz alumna wins Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award


A recent alumna of St Catharine’s College has been recognised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) for her contributions to learning and teaching experiences during her time at the University of Cambridge.

Kayla Malone (2019, Education) was awarded the Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEA) for Academic or College Representatives, for her work alongside Richa Sharma from St Edmund’s College on behalf of other MPhil students on the Faculty of Education's Education, Globalisation and International Development programme during 2019–20.

Kayla commented, “The opportunity to support my peers was the highlight of my time at Cambridge. In such a difficult year, it was important to Richa and me to provide the best experience possible for our cohort. Being a part of such an engaged group made this role extremely rewarding.”

Pictured: Kayla Malone, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award.

Kayla and Richa received no fewer than five joint nominations from their peers for their efforts as student course representatives.

One nomination explained, “Kayla and Richa redefined what the 10-month MPhil programme means and encouraged us to make the most of it.”

CCTL announced awards across five separate categories, after receiving an impressive set of nominations from students at Cambridge. Many of the nominations reflected the rapid pivot to remote teaching and learning in March 2020 and celebrated the extraordinary efforts students took to support their peers or work with staff during the pandemic.